Welcome Back to the Margaret River Region

If you have booked travel to the region over coming weeks, here are a few local tips to help make the most of your stay:

    • Public spaces such as beaches, national parks and trails are open for your enjoyment – get out and enjoy the fresh south west air amongst forests, coastlines or rural landscapes, be prepared and dress to winter conditions for your comfort
    • Many attractions, activities, restaurants and cafes been working hard to re-open their doors to welcome you back and are operating to new guidelines in regards to capacity restrictions, distancing and hygiene standards. They may also be required to record details of your visit as part of new requirements. Please adhere to advice designed for your enjoyment and safety– visit the What’s Open information to help plan your visit
    • Make sure to book or enquire ahead when it comes to booking accommodation, visiting attractions or hospitality establishments so they can do their very best to welcome you and accommodate your needs. Please contact the business directly or for more information about visiting the region get in touch with a local expert via [email protected] / (08) 9780 5911.
    • There is a range of availability across accommodation, attractions and dining venues open throughout winter and spring, many offering great value rates or packages, especially mid-week or for stays 3 nights or longer.

Get in touch with the Central Reservations team via [email protected] / (08) 9780 5911

Welcome back have a great stay and enjoy time with your family and friends!

Easing of Border Restrictions from November 14th 2020

Border restrictions for Western Australia will be adjusted, commencing Saturday November 14th 2020. Travellers from states and territories that are deemed ‘very low risk’ with no community cases of COVID-19 in the past 28 days will be permitted to enter WA and comply with conditions, including:

  • must complete a G2G Pass declaration
  • will be subject to a health screening and temperature test on arrival at Perth Airport
  • be prepared to take a COVID-19 test.

Currently the jurisdictions that meet this criteria include Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.

Covid-19

We are currently in phase 4 of restrictions easing meaning the following applies:

  • all existing gathering limits and the 100/300 rule removed
  • gathering limits only determined by WA’s reduced 2sqm rule
  • the 2sqm rule will only include staff at venues that hold more than 500 patrons
  • removal of seated service requirements at food businesses and licensed premises
  • no requirement to maintain patron register at food businesses and licensed premises
  • alcohol can be served as part of unseated service arrangements
  • all events permitted except for large scale, multi-stage music festivals
  • unseated performances permitted at venues such as concert halls, live music venues, bars, pubs and nightclubs
  • gyms operating unstaffed, but regular cleaning must be maintained

The following advice remains in place by the State Government:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or hand sanitiser.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use your inner elbow.
  • All arrivals from other States and Territories must self isolate for 14 days after arriving in WA.
  • If you have arrived from overseas, you must self isolate for 14 days.
  • Download the COVIDSafe app here

Businesses in the region are now adopting measures to be able to welcome you back by adapting their operations where possible within the phase 4 guidelines. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please contact the business directly or for more information about visiting the region get in touch with a local expert via [email protected] / (08) 9780 5911.

International travellers who wish to return home are being advised to contact their Embassy or Consulate immediately to assist with repatriation options.

Phase 5 is expected to commence on August 1st 

Further Information Sources

Please consult the links below a list of up-to-date, fact-based information sources.

WA Department of Health Australian Government Department of Health World Health Organisation

Bushfire Information

The Margaret River region is unaffected by bushfires.

  • For travel in Western Australia, please consult the Department of Fire & Emergency services – the government department that is responsible for fire and emergency services in Western Australia – via dfes.wa.gov.au and www.emergency.wa.gov.au
  • If travelling by road in Western Australia, please visit mainroads.wa.gov.au and click though to road closure information.
  • For travel in the rest of Australia, please visit the Australian Government’s Bureau of Meteorology – provides overall weather updates for all parts of Australia, including the latest fire warnings bom.gov.au